In 2015 the 5 acres of Bocombe Mill Cottage Garden will, for the tenth year, be open exclusively for the benefit of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS). All of the money from our Admission Charges and sales of Homemade Teas go directly to the NGS, which supports charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support and many more. Our open days are:
The whole Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May, that’s Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Monday 25th May. From 12 noon to 5pm.
Plus, in June, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th at the same times
If you're a group of 10 or more you can make an appointment for visits with guided tours from the beginning of March until the end of September.
Some years ago a friend who’s a botanist strolled round our grounds and in half an hour returned with eight different native fern specimens. He pressed and mounted them. They’ve lost some of their colour over the years but are still a useful reference. Here’s just three ferns on one sheet. You do need a tad of knowledge to differentiate between specimens!